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Title: On research information and classification governance in an inter-organizational context: the Flanders Research Information Space
Authors: Vancauwenbergh, Sadia
De Leenheer, Pieter
Van Grootel, Geert
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: SCIENTOMETRICS, 108 (1), pag. 425-439
Abstract: In a knowledge-based economy, a good overview of the scientific and technological portfolio is essential for policy formation and driving knowledge transfer to the industry and the broad public. In order to enhance open innovation, the Flemish public administration has created a Flanders research information portal that integrates information available from its data providers (research institutions, funding organizations…) using the Common European Research Information Format standard. Although this standard allows for almost unlimited flexibility for modelling the research information, it has limitations when it comes down to communication to end-users, in terms of semantics. However, interoperability of research information is only meaningful when a well-defined semantics is used and hence acts as a leverage for comparability of the information provided on the portal, including its derived services offered to the research community, research-driven organizations and policy makers. This paper describes the implementation of a business semantics tool that governs the meaning of the data concepts and classifications used for research information, in particular research funding, as a means to unambiguously exchange and interpret research data.
Notes: Address for correspondence: Sadia Vancauwenbergh ECOOM-UHasselt & Hasselt University - Research Coordination Office, Martelarenlaan 42 BE-3500 Hasselt (Belgium) Email: Sadia.Vancauwenbergh@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20437
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-1912-7
ISI #: 000378777500024
ISSN: 0138-9130
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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